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I am a 49 year old voluptuous auburn haired brown eyed gal looking to transform my body and life. I am looking forward to summer to enjoy doing all kinds of activities. Walking, bike riding, horseback riding, golf, swimming, tennis, boating, water skiing, sunbathing, gardening, bbq's, entertaining friends & family, spending quality time with a special man. I have lost 55 lbs to date and feel much beter about myself these days. Exercse has become a very enjoyable activity and getting rid of all the fat clothes even better. I'm now down to size 14 from a 20-22 so thats quite an accomplishment and recently tonight Mother's Day I was looking at photo's from a year ago and almost could not believe the change. I am now much happier looking in the mirror and trying on clothes and getting dressed up. My son and family are very proud and I am enjoying the compliments from the Fitness Trainers and Friends.
I have still about 40... pounds to go and know with confidence that I will achieve my goal this time and better still keep the weight off once and for all with the help of Spark Pages I am able to tune into whatever I need at the time to keep me motivated and informed on this journey. I am very grateful for the love and support of all my Spark Friends. Good Luck and God Bless to you all.

Happiness keeps you sweet
Trials keep you strong
Sorrows keep you human
Failures keep you humble
Success keeps you glowing
But only God keeps you going

Set achievable goals and celebrate when you reach them.
Be consistent in always getting back up when you fall, just keep going.
Be honest with yourself and others, no more hiding.
Get excited, find what motivates you.
Visualize where you want to be and remember how far you've come.

No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

—Dale E. Turner

A favorite article from Oprah

After spending the past 10 weeks in class with Eckhart Tolle, studying his book A New Earth, I know for sure that I am not my body. I feel more connected to consciousness, or soul, or inner spirit—whatever you choose to name the formless being that is the essence of who we are. I think of all the years I've wasted hating myself fat, wanting myself thin. Feeling guilty about every croissant, then giving up carbs, then fasting, then dieting, then worrying when I wasn't dieting, then eating everything I wanted until the next diet (on Monday or after the holidays or the next big event). Wasted time, abhorring the thought of trying on clothes, wondering what was going to fit, what number the scale would say. All that energy I could have spent loving what is.

Sixteen years ago, when spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson was first on my show to talk about her book A Return to Love, I asked her why she thought I was having such struggles with my weight. She wrote me a letter saying this: "Until you accept the magnitude of your function, your unconscious mind will sabotage any attempt to show your full magnificence. In fact, if you diet and lose weight, your mind will either put the weight back on or trip up in some other area. In order to lose weight on a permanent basis, you want a shift in your belief about who and what you are. This is the miracle you seek."

I used to carry that letter around in my purse and pull it out when I felt like overeating. I had the words printed on a card and framed on my desk. And yet I still didn't get it until recently. Who I am, who you are…we're not our bodies or the image we hold of them. But because what you give your attention to looms larger—in this case literally—all my focus on weight actually made me fatter. Wasted time.

I can look at a picture from any period of my life, and the first thing that comes to mind is not the event or experience, but my weight and size, because that is how I've viewed (and judged) myself—through the prism of numbers.

But I've given up scale-watching—letting a number determine how I see myself and whether I'm worthy of a good day. Part of my awakening through the New Earth classes has been to recognize how shallow and small that made me. Aha! So that's what Marianne meant when she wrote 16 years ago about "the magnitude of your function." She was right: It is indeed a miracle when you realize the fullness of who you are. You're not your body, and for sure you're not your body image.

That's a free at last kind of recognition. No more wasted time.

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true."
You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Believe in yourself and the ride becomes easier.
Dance to the music in your soul, feel life with the vibrations of your heart and live and make every moment count.

Who tries to put together a puzzle without seeing a picture of the finished product? Who shoots an arrow without knowing exactly where they want it to hit? Your goals--particularly your health and family goals--are likely more important to you than puzzles and archery. So why trust them to luck or a fuzzy idea of what success is? If you can clearly state and see what your vision is, you're well on your way to seeing it come to life. From the beginning, world leaders with a strong, clear vision have been able to energize people with the possibility of greatness. In the same way, a vision can motivate you and keep you fired up. Instead of stumbling around, hoping to reach your goals, you'll know success when you see it, and know what needs to be done to get there. The clearer your vision, the more targeted your plan will be. What do you see?

My beauty comes from having my own style, living my own way and knowing my own mind.

—Lee Damsky

Member Since: 4/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 955

My Goals:
I set a goal to lose 100 lbs and I am 55 lbs into that goal and know I will achieve it by the end of this year.
I have a goal to get my Insurance and Mutual Fund license which I am working on .
To become financially independent and debt free by the end of 2008.
To be in a long term commited relationship and married by early 2009 to the love of my life.

My Program:
I am following a Metabolic diet wth a Medical Doctor and also seeking guidance frm the website.
I exercise 4-5 times per week doing strength training and cardio exercise.
I plan to introduce Yoga and Pilates and Tai Bo also into the mix

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My name is Kim. I live in Toronto. Canada. I am 49 years old and have a son 24 years old.
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